Ryan Bowman

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Ryan Bowman
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Bowman with York City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ryan Michael Bowman[1]
Date of birth (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Carlisle, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gateshead
Youth career
0000–2009 Carlisle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Carlisle United 9 (0)
2010 Workington (loan) 9 (2)
2010 Workington (loan) 5 (0)
2011–2012 Darlington 40 (10)
2012–2013 Hereford United 39 (15)
2013–2014 York City 37 (8)
2014–2015 Torquay United 37 (12)
2015– Gateshead 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:11, 17 July 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Ryan Michael Bowman (born 30 November 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Gateshead.

Career[edit]

Carlisle United[edit]

Born in Carlisle, Cumbria, Bowman started his career with hometown club Carlisle United, first being part of the Centre of Excellence before signing a Youth Training Scheme contract in 2008.[2] He scored 22 goals in his second season at youth level to make him the top scorer for the under-18 team.[2] After also impressing for the reserve team,[2] Bowman joined Conference North side Workington on a one-month loan on 13 February 2010.[3] He scored his first goal in the 1–0 win against Redditch United on 27 February 2010, with a volley in the fourth minute.[4] Bowman scored two goals in 10 games on loan with Workington before being recalled by Carlisle due to injuries.[2][5] He made his first team debut for Carlisle in a 3–1 victory at home to Bristol Rovers in League One on 2 April 2010, coming on as a substitute for Scott Dobie in the 89th minute.[6] He made six appearances for Carlisle in the 2009–10 season.[6] He was given the club's Youth Training Scheme Player of the Year award,[1] and signed a one-year professional contract during the summer of 2010.[2][7]

On 19 October 2010 Bowman rejoined Workington on a one-month loan,[8] and finished his second spell without scoring in eight appearances.[9] The following calendar year on 1 January 2011, Bowman made his first appearance of the 2010–11 season for Carlisle, coming off the substitutes' bench in the 79th minute to replace Craig Curran in a 2–2 home draw with Huddersfield Town.[10] He made two further substitute appearances in the 2010–11 season before being released by Carlisle on 4 May 2011.[10][11]

Darlington[edit]

After impressing on trial, Bowman signed a sixth-month contract with Conference Premier side Darlington on 4 August 2011.[12] He made his debut for Darlington in a 1–0 home win over Braintree Town on 13 August 2011, before scoring his first two goals on 29 August in a 3–1 victory over Lincoln City.[13] The first came after 29 seconds with a drilled low shot and scored the second from 17 yards, before assisting the third goal for John Campbell after pouncing on Joe Anyon's misplaced pass.[14] On 29 October 2011 he scored his first ever goal in the FA Cup, during a 1–1 draw in the fourth qualifying round against Hinckley United.[13]

Darlington suffered financial difficulties during Bowman's time at the club and his contract was terminated on 16 January 2012, along with the rest of the playing squad and caretaker manager Craig Liddle,[15] though the club retained their registrations so they were eligible to play on a non-contract basis.[16] Bowman ended a run of 17 league games without a goal after he scored the opening goal in the 3–1 loss away at Alfreton Town on 18 February 2012.[13] He scored his last two goals for Darlington in the 3–1 home victory against Kettering Town on the final day of the season on 28 April 2012.[13] Bowman scored 11 goals in 42 games as Darlington finished the season in the relegation zone,[13] with the club being demoted to the Northern League.[17]

Hereford United[edit]

After a short trial with Hereford United, Bowman signed for the Conference Premier club on a one-year contract on 24 July 2012.[18][19] Manager Martin Foyle commented that "I just feel that's the type of player I'll have. Someone who is keen, hungry and who feels they have got a point to prove."[20] Bowman made a scoring debut with Hereford's last goal in the 89th minute of a 4–2 win at home to Ebbsfleet United on 25 August 2012.[13] He scored two goals in Hereford's 3–1 home victory over League One side Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup first round on 3 November 2012.[13] He finished the 2012–13 season as Hereford's top scorer with 19 goals from 43 appearances.[13][21]

York City[edit]

Bowman playing for York City in 2013

Having been offered a new contract by Hereford,[22] Bowman signed for League Two side York City on a two-year contract on 24 May 2013.[23][24] With him being under 23 years of age, York would pay Hereford a compensation fee, which was set at £20,000 by a tribunal.[23][24][25] Bowman made his debut as a 78th minute substitute for Sander Puri in a 1–0 victory over Northampton Town on 3 August 2013, in the first game of the 2013–14 season.[26] His first goals for York came with two headers in a 2–2 away draw with Cheltenham Town on 2 November 2013. [26][27] Bowman played in both play-off matches against Fleetwood Town, entering the first as a 62nd minute substitute for Ryan Brobbel and starting the second, although York were eliminated 1–0 on aggregate.[26] He finished the 2013–14 season with 43 appearances and eight goals.[26]

Torquay United[edit]

Despite having one year remaining on his contract at York, Bowman was allowed to sign for newly relegated Conference Premier team Torquay United on a two-year contract on 3 July 2014.[28][29]

Gateshead[edit]

Bowman signed for Torquay's National League rivals Gateshead for an undisclosed fee on 17 July 2015.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 25 April 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Carlisle United 2009–10[6] League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2010–11[10] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Workington (loan) 2009–10[5] Conference North 9 2 1[a] 0 10 2
2010–11[9] Conference North 5 0 2 0 1[a] 0 8 0
Total 14 2 2 0 2 0 18 2
Darlington 2011–12[13] Conference Premier 40 10 2 1 0 0 42 11
Hereford United 2012–13[13] Conference Premier 39 15 4 4 0 0 43 19
York City 2013–14[26] League Two 37 8 2 0 1 0 3[b] 0 43 8
Torquay United 2014–15[13] Conference Premier 37 12 1 0 6[a] 6 44 18
Gateshead 2015–16[13] National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 176 47 11 5 1 0 11 6 199 58
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two in League Two play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Player Profile". Carlisle United F.C. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Fuller, John (13 February 2010). "Workington Reds sign Carlisle Utd kid on month's loan". North-West Evening Mail (Barrow-in-Furness). Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Fuller, John (1 March 2010). "Workington Reds hit back after FA Trophy Heartache". North-West Evening Mail (Barrow-in-Furness). Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 256–257. ISBN 9-781869-833688. 
  6. ^ a b c "Games played by Ryan Bowman in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Youth Team Contract Offer News". Carlisle United Mad. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Fuller, John (19 October 2010). "Workington Reds close to loan deal for Carlisle Utd's Ryan Bowman". North-West Evening Mail (Barrow-in-Furness). Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2011). Non-League Club Directory 2012. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 252–253. ISBN 9-781869-833701. 
  10. ^ a b c "Games played by Ryan Bowman in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Nahki Wells and Ryan Bowman to exit Carlisle United". BBC Sport. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Striker Ryan Bowman completes Darlington move". BBC Sport. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "R. Bowman". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Darlington 3–1 Lincoln City". BBC Sport. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Darlington axe manager Craig Liddle and players". BBC Sport. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Stoddart, Craig (19 January 2012). "Quakers need reinforcements". The Northern Echo (Darlington). Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Darlington 1883 replaces former club name after FA ruling". BBC Sport. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Hereford sign up striker Ryan". Yeovil People. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  19. ^ Carley, Steve (8 February 2013). "Hereford United offer new contracts to Ryan Bowman and Sam Clucas". Worcester News. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Hereford United: Bulls new boy Bowman has hunger to succeed". BBC Sport. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "City chase Bulls ace". Hereford Times. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  22. ^ Morgan, Ian (17 May 2013). "Hereford United are urging fans to pitch in". Hereford Times. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "Minstermen swoop to land Ryan Bowman". The Press (York). 24 May 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "York City to sign Ryan Bowman from Hereford United". BBC Sport. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  25. ^ Flett, Dave (23 September 2013). "Tribunal sets fee for York City striker Ryan Bowman". The Press (York). Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  26. ^ a b c d e "Games played by Ryan Bowman in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  27. ^ Carroll, Steve (4 November 2013). "Cheltenham Town 2, York City 2". The Press (York). Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  28. ^ "Updated: Ryan Bowman leaves York City for Torquay". The Press (York). 4 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  29. ^ "Ryan Bowman Leaves Minstermen". York City F.C. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  30. ^ "Ryan Bowman: Gateshead sign Torquay striker". BBC Sport. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 

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